Skip to comments.Paul Krugman Blames Egypt Crisis On Global Warming
Posted on 02/07/2011 8:53:16 AM PST by mandaladon
For the second time in eight days, a prominent liberal has blamed the developing crisis in Egypt on global warming.
Following in the footsteps of climate alarmist extraordinaire Joe Romm Monday was New York Times columnist Paul Krugman:
Were in the midst of a global food crisis the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, corn, sugar and oils. These soaring prices have had only a modest effect on U.S. inflation, which is still low by historical standards, but theyre having a brutal impact on the worlds poor, who spend much if not most of their income on basic foodstuffs.
The consequences of this food crisis go far beyond economics. After all, the big question about uprisings against corrupt and oppressive regimes in the Middle East isnt so much why theyre happening as why theyre happening now. [...]
While several factors have contributed to soaring food prices, what really stands out is the extent to which severe weather events have disrupted agricultural production. And these severe weather events are exactly the kind of thing wed expect to see as rising concentrations of greenhouse gases change our climate which means that the current food price surge may be just the beginning.
Have food prices really soared?
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the intense heat of the sun must be eating their brains.
These ecowacko-leftists nuts have actually accomplished the impossible: They make Islamo-fascists seem open-minded by comparison.
Mubarak has been the ruler of Egypt for over thirty years. Imagine the riots in the U.S.A. if say Jimmy Carter was our ruler for that long?
Don’t be silly. It’s Sarah Palin’s fault.
What happened to the usual excuse - you know, joblessness and lack of hope and opportunity?
I guess nobody told this guy that ‘global warming’ has been discredited long ago.
He’s absolutely right.The hysteria over global warming has shunted consumption of food stocks toward ethanol production, as was discussed here many days ago.
You know he is right. If only Egypt had several feet of new snow on the ground it would be much harder to get to the protests.
I blame Paul Krugman on global warming.
What food crisis.
Don’t Americans pay farmers not to grow foods?
Isn’t America using Corn for Fuel?
Certainly food prices are going up.
Our dollar is worth less and less thanks to QE.
Making gas from Food runs up the cost of grain
When the cost of grain goes up the cost of meat goes up(what do you think they feed all those cows and chickens).
They won’t allow the San Joaquin Valley in Claifornia to grow food because of a snail or fish or some stupid azzed thing.They are turning that bak into a desert.
Don’t tell me about a food crisis when I know what they are doing. It’s BS.
Only a liberal would be ignorant enough to believe that diverting enormous amounts of CORN to make ethanol, would have no effect on the price or availability of food!
The food shortage is basically being blamed on the over-abundance of plant food.
(Close shot: tumblindice as seen over her shoulder. His eyes narrow.)
td: What’s the matter, Pat? What’s going on?
(Reverse angle looking toward her. Her lips tremble.)
Pat: I...I finally deciphered their language. All of it. I read their book.
(Close shot: a suspended speaker overhead. A Kanamit’s metallic voice rings out.)
Kanamit’s voice: Please move ahead, white-bread. You’re holding up our departure for Egypt. Kindly move ahead.
(Cut to: Two-shot td and Pat)
Pat: Mr. Dice...Mr. Dice, the first page is just a collection of English words with their own translation. But the rest of the book...the rest of the bookIt’s a cookbook!
td: “Holy smoke! Krugman was right!”
So “Global Warming” is responsible for the unrest in Egypt? It must be a new CIA code name for Medea Benjamin and Code Pink.
If I were to be in the presence of a liberal who made such a ludicrous statement, I would not be able to keep from laughing. How can they say this crap with a straight face?
Krugman got his code phrase mixed up...he meant Climate Change.
I’m surprised that Krugman hasn’t explained that Sarah Palin is caused by Globull Warming. Or did I just miss it?
It is caused by Ben Bernake’s printing press which has caused global inflation. Food prices are sky rocketing. It is coming back to America soon.
Obama is Mugabe. ALL of TV loves him.